3rd Workshop on Central Asia

April 29, 2024 – May 1, 2024 all-day
Osh State University
Osh City

Initiating Central Asia RHP Workshop оn Climate Change:
Better Data, Modeling & Planning for Climate Adaptation in Central Asia

Central Asia as a region is extremely vulnerable to climate change. The majority of its water resources are from summer melting of the regions’ mountain glaciers and annual snowpack. In a warming world, glacial extent and volume, as well as the snowpack, are declining. Agriculture is an important basis of the region’s economies and is highly dependent upon irrigation but also vulnerable to rising growing-season temperatures. For the region to efficiently and effectively adapt to these changes, it needs significantly improved observational networks and modeling that can provide more useful information for policymakers to invest in climate adaptation.

This workshop will be the third workshop to develop the proposed RHP in Central Asia. The main themes will be:

  • Identifying needed existing meteorological, climatological, and hydrological data
  • Defining needed new observational networks – types of data, location of data, etc.
  • Developing more relevant climate models for Central Asia and coordination with development of observational networks
  • Climate Adaptation – identifying specific data needs and potential economic analyses.

For more information and to register go to https://www.gewexevents.org/meetings/3rd-workshop-central-asia/